Dillinger, Durham rave about De Ocampo heading into finals

first_imgPBA IMAGESBoth Jared Dillinger and Allen Durham have been under the bright lights of the PBA Finals.Dillinger is a proud owner of five PBA championships while Durham was the defender of Justin Brownlee in what became arguably the biggest shot in Ginebra’s championship history.ADVERTISEMENT Improving Star’s chemistry priority for Victolero for next season OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson While they have enough finals experience between them, both players will still look up to six-time champion Ranidel De Ocampo once the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup finals roll in.“He’s a huge addition,” said Durham of the veteran forward Thursday after the Bolts clinched the Finals berth with a 91-88 win over Star in Game 3 at Smart Araneta Coliseum .FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“You guys saw we struggled a little bit and then Ranidel came and hit a big shot, that’s what he’s been doing for years, for TNT, and now he can do it for us. I’m happy he’s on our team now.”Meralco held an 86-83 lead with less than two minutes left in overtime when De Ocampo drilled a long two-pointer that gave them an 88-83 buffer at the 1:21 mark. LATEST STORIES View comments How to help the Taal evacuees Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As for Dillinger, there is nothing strange with De Ocampo thriving in big moments since all of his titles were won with the big man being hoisting the trophy up with him.“I’ve been playing with that guy for so long and as soon as he got here we meshed right from the start,” said Dillinger. “Everyone knows what Ranidel is, everyone knows his game and his accomplishments so to have a guy like that on our team, who’s been through so much, it just gives us a legitimate shot at the title this year.”Dillinger has been so accustomed to De Ocampo that he can afford to throw shade at his bearded teammate.“He’s never going too fast, he’s like the slowest guy out there but he knows how to get to his spots, I can’t see enough nice things about that guy. It’s Ranidel, Mr. Delightful!”ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Switching their loyalties

first_img The game has a different meaning for Grillo. He wants payback for losing to Palmdale last year when he played for Lancaster. “I want to beat them because they beat us last year,” he said. “A lot of people gave me a hard time when I transferred this summer, so this is my chance to show them we’re a real football school here.” The game possessed a little more intrigue when it was first scheduled. Palmdale went 8-3 in 2004 before it was upset by St. Francis in the first round of the Southern Section Div. III playoffs. Oaks Christian went 14-0, easily winning the Div. XI title. The Lions’ critics complained their schedule wasn’t rigorous, so Redell added Palmdale to the schedule as a test for his young team. Palmdale has struggled this season. The Falcons are just 2-4, although two of those losses have come to teams that won Southern Section titles last year: Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks (Div. III) and Crespi of Encino (Div. X). “I guess this is the game where Oaks Christian is finally playing somebody,” Redell joked. “(Palmdale has) lost a few games, but they’re still a very fine football team. I think they’re a lot better than their record. “They haven’t broken loose yet, and I just hope they wait another week to do it.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 ramona.shelburne@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WESTLAKE VILLAGE – All you need to know about Marc Tyler’s loyalties is written in silver pen across his eye-black strips on game days: 661. That’s the area code in Lancaster, which Tyler calls home. During the week, Tyler attends Oaks Christian in Westlake Village and stays with Lions star quarterback Jimmy Clausen. On weekends, he’s home in the Antelope Valley. Oaks Christian defensive end Tommy Grillo hasn’t started writing an area code on his equipment, but he gets home more often, making the 82-mile trip from his home in Lancaster two or three times a week. He stays with his aunt and uncle in Thousand Oaks one or two nights each week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Tyler, who is in his third year at Oaks Christian, and Grillo, who transferred to Oaks Christian last summer after two years at Lancaster High, have many friends in Lancaster. They’ll square off against some of them tonight when Oaks Christian plays host to Palmdale in a nonleague game. “I’m really excited,” said Tyler, who has developed into one of the nation’s top running backs in the Class of 2007. “I’ve been looking forward to this game ever since we scheduled it over the summer. Actually, I was one of the people who told coach (Bill) Redell to schedule it. ” Tyler and Grillo grew up playing against Palmdale stars such as running back Dominic Blood, receiver Tyreace House and quarterback Rodney Trimm in Pop Warner football and Palmdale Youth Football. They acknowledge there has been plenty of trash-talking since the game showed up on the schedule. “I see them all the time, and everyone is always saying how we’re just a little Div. XI school and how we don’t play anybody, so this is my chance to show them they’re wrong,” said Tyler, the son of former UCLA and 49ers star Wendell Tyler. “They talked a lot over the summer, but it slowed a little bit after we beat them in passing league.” last_img read more

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